Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:44 AM ET
Yes, that's Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, and Little Nathan Junior from the 1987 comedy "Raising Arizona" on the cover of this Serbian eighth-grade biology book.
According to Belgraded, Viktor Markovic's site about Belgrade, Serbia and the Balkans, the book is from 1998, and the movie photo wasn't on the cover when he used the same book in 1993. Apparently it was added later, with the graphic designer thinking it was just a generic happy family shot.
Happy family indeed. Could any family have been more messed up than that of poor Hi and Edwina McDunnough? After all, they kidnapped baby Nathan after learning that Ed's "insides were a rocky place where (Hi's) seed could find no purchase."
Also, was the designer not bothered by Cage's character's hair? I feel like I want to reach through the photo and smooth it out.
Markovic notes on Belgraded that he spoke to the book's designer, who calls use of the photo an honest mistake and says the books were yanked from circulation early, but obviously, some got out.
But really, if the book helped spread word of "Raising Arizona" among kids in Serbia, more power to them. It's got to be one of the most quotable, hilarious films out there.
"I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash you got."
"Son, you got a panty on your head."
"These (balloons) blow up into funny shapes and all?" "Well, no, unless round is funny."
Any biology class can benefit from a little Coen Brothers humor.
(Textbook photo used by permission of Twitter user Zekasta.)
"Raising Arizona" -- hilarious, or overrated? Tell us in the comments.